McSally fends off challenges to win GOP Senate nomination in Arizona

McSally fends off challenges to win GOP Senate nomination in Arizona

McSally fends off challenges to win GOP Senate nomination in Arizona

Tucson Congresswoman Martha McSally won the Republican nomination in the U.S. Senate primary Tuesday night, NBC said.

Democrats must hold on to Sen.

"An LGBTQ Senate candidate taking down an anti-LGBTQ opponent in a red state will be a defining moment in this year's rainbow political wave - and will further the evolution in how Americans view LGBTQ people and candidates". John McCain three days ago. The conservative Koch network has identified the Senate seat as a top target, and outside groups on both sides are expected to dump millions more in the contest.

Oklahoma is also holding a runoff election to determine who will be the Republican gubernatorial nominee. The race gives Democrats one of their best pickup opportunities in the nation.

The primary happened in the shadow of the death of Arizona's senior senator, John McCain, whose body will lie at the Arizona Capitol on Wednesday.

"My opponent is somebody who's left of the Pelosi Democrats", the Republican said, comparing her own service as an Air Force fighter pilot to Ms. Sinema's time as an activist - or, as Ms. McSally called it, "between a patriot and a protester".

Other contenders include Jon Kyl, who served with McCain in the Senate before and was Republican whip for a time, and Barbara Barrett, a former United States ambassador to Finland who unsuccessfully ran for Arizona governor in 1994. On the GOP side, Rep. Ron DeSantis is hoping an endorsement from Trump can buoy him over establishment favorite Adam Putnam, the state's agriculture commissioner.

There are more than a half-dozen competitive Florida House races that will choose nominees, too. His strong support from the northern panhandle through the Gulf Coast in the South could prove that a tweet is mightier than the door knock. Progressive billionaires Steyer and George Soros invested heavily in Gillum's primary campaign as well. Tonight's Democratic victor and the margin of victory will say a lot about the left in Florida. McSally, Ward and Arpaio all campaigned on their various connections to Trump during the primary.

However, Flake, who is retiring at the end of his term, had no such exchange with McSally and has not endorsed a candidate since Roy Moore and now-Senator Doug Jones ran against each other for the Alabama seat.

- Arizona: Daniel Hernandez Jr. easily won the Democratic nomination in his bid for re-election to the State House. Steve Farley and Kelly Fryer, the CEO of the YWCA Southern Arizona. Jeff Flake in Arizona will produce a first this November no matter which party wins. Heinz charged that Kirkpatrick was a carpetbagger who was not liberal enough on issues such as gun control.

With no runoff required, the victor will immediately have to shore up support within the party. "This is going to be a hard-fought general election". The big drama will be in the primaries to replace Scott. Democrats think any of the three can win, pointing to the slim margin they lost by in 2014. CNN rates the race Lean Democrat.

In the state's 26th District, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, an Ecuadorian immigrant who came to the United States as a teenager, won the Democratic primary on Tuesday and will face Rep. Carlos Curbelo, one of the country's most vulnerable Republicans, in November.

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